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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427963/molecular-investigation-of-piroplasma-infection-in-white-yaks-bos-grunniens-in-gansu-province-china
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Sitong Li, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Youquan Li, Shuqing Wang, Shufang Wang, Hong Yin, Jianxun Luo, Guiquan Guan
Piroplasmosis, including theileriosis and babesiosis, is a tick-borne haemoprotozoan disease responsible for huge economic losses to livestock industry. In China, the biology of piroplasms infective to cattle was well understood on the basis of pathogen isolations and molecular epidemiological surveys in the past few decades. But very limited information about the infection status of piroplasms in white yak (Bos grunniens), a semi-wild and endemic breed, has been recorded, so far. A total of 350 blood samples was collected from white yaks in 11 towns of Tianzhu Tibetan Autonomous County of Gansu province, China, during April to July 2015...
April 17, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416183/inhibition-of-the-in-vitro-growth-of-babesia-bigemina-babesia-caballi-and-theileria-equi-parasites-by-trifluralin-analogues
#2
Marta G Silva, Donald P Knowles, Sandra Antunes, Ana Domingos, Maria A Esteves, Carlos E Suarez
Bovine and equine babesiosis caused by Babesia bovis, Babesia bigemina and Babesia caballi, along with equine theileriosis caused by Theileria equi are global tick-borne hemoprotozoan diseases characterized by fever, anemia, weight losses and abortions. A common feature of these diseases are transition from acute to chronic phases, in which parasites may persist in the hosts for life. Antiprotozoal drugs are important for managing infection and disease. Previous research demonstrated that trifluralin analogues, designated (TFLAs) 1-15, which specifically bind to regions of alpha-tubulin protein in plants and protozoan parasites, have the ability to inhibit the in vitro growth of B...
April 10, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411879/apicomplexan-autophagy-and-modulation-of-autophagy-in-parasite-infected-host-cells
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REVIEW
Perle Laté de Laté, Miguel Pineda, Margaret Harnett, William Harnett, Sébastien Besteiro, Gordon Langsley
Apicomplexan parasites are responsible for a number of important human pathologies. Obviously, as Eukaryotes they share a number of cellular features and pathways with their respective host cells. One of them is autophagy, a process involved in the degradation of the cell's own components. These intracellular parasites nonetheless seem to present a number of original features compared to their very evolutionarily distant host cells. In mammals and other metazoans, autophagy has been identified as an important contributor to the defence against microbial pathogens...
February 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410591/eurasian-golden-jackal-as-host-of-canine-vector-borne-protists
#4
Barbora Mitková, Kristýna Hrazdilová, Gianluca D'Amico, Georg Gerhard Duscher, Franz Suchentrunk, Pavel Forejtek, Călin Mircea Gherman, Ioana Adriana Matei, Angela Monica Ionică, Aikaterini Alexandra Daskalaki, Andrei Daniel Mihalca, Jan Votýpka, Pavel Hulva, David Modrý
BACKGROUND: Jackals are medium-sized canids from the wolf-like clade, exhibiting a unique combination of ancestral morphotypes, broad trophic niches, and close phylogenetic relationships with the wolf and dog. Thus, they represent a potential host of several pathogens with diverse transmission routes. Recently, populations of the Eurasian golden jackal Canis aureus have expanded into the Western Palaearctic, including most of Europe. The aim of our study was to examine Eurasian golden jackals from Romania, Czech Republic and Austria for a wide spectrum of vector-borne protists and to evaluate the role of this species as a reservoir of disease for domestic dogs and/or humans...
April 14, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376903/the-prevalence-and-impact-of-babesia-canis-and-theileria-sp-in-free-ranging-grey-wolf-canis-lupus-populations-in-croatia
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Ana Beck, Doroteja Huber, Adam Polkinghorne, Andrea Gudan Kurilj, Valerija Benko, Vladimir Mrljak, Slaven Reljić, Josip Kusak, Irena Reil, Relja Beck
BACKGROUND: Babesia spp. and Theileria spp. are important emerging causes of disease in dogs. Alongside these domesticated hosts, there is increasing recognition that these piroplasms can also be found in a range of wild animals with isolated reports describing the presence of these pathogen in foxes (Vulpes vulpes) and captive grey wolves (Canis lupus). The prevalence and impact of these infections in free-ranging populations of canids are unknown. To gain a better insight into the epidemiology and pathogenesis of piroplasm infections in free-ranging grey wolves, pathological and molecular investigations into captive and free-ranging grey wolves in Croatia were performed...
April 4, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361802/molecular-characterization-of-babesia-and-theileria-species-in-ticks-collected-in-the-outskirt-of-monte-romano-lazio-region-central-italy
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Luciano Toma, Marco Di Luca, Fabiola Mancini, Francesco Severini, Carmela Mariano, Giancarlo Nicolai, Valentina Laghezza Masci, Alessandra Ciervo, Anna Maria Fausto, Simone Mario Cacciò
BACKGROUND: In 2012-2013, an investigation was carried out in the Viterbo province, Lazio region, on ticks and tick-borne Apicomplexan protozoa of the Babesia and Theileria genera. This followed the reporting of high density of ticks by soldiers operating in a military shooting range, and the signaling by owners and local veterinary authorities of several cases of babesiosis among cattle. METHODS: A total of 422 ticks were collected from 35 heads, whereas 96 ticks were collected by dragging...
January 2017: Annali Dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358861/pcr-diagnosis-of-tick-borne-pathogens-in-maharashtra-state-india-indicates-fitness-cost-associated-with-carrier-infections-is-greater-for-crossbreed-than-native-cattle-breeds
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Sunil W Kolte, Stephen D Larcombe, Suresh G Jadhao, Swapnil P Magar, Ganesh Warthi, Nitin V Kurkure, Elizabeth J Glass, Brian R Shiels
Tick-borne pathogens (TBP) are responsible for significant economic losses to cattle production, globally. This is particularly true in countries like India where TBP constrain rearing of high yielding Bos taurus, as they show susceptibility to acute tick borne disease (TBD), most notably tropical theileriosis caused by Theileria annulata. This has led to a programme of cross breeding Bos taurus (Holstein-Friesian or Jersey) with native Bos indicus (numerous) breeds to generate cattle that are more resistant to disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355109/identification-of-12-piroplasms-infecting-ten-tick-species-in-china-using-reverse-line-blot-hybridization
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Mirza Omar Abdallah, Qingli Niu, Jifei Yang, Muhammad Adeel Hassan, Peifa Yu, Guiquan Guan, Ze Chen, Guangyuan Liu, Jianxun Luo, Hong Yin
Piroplasmosis, a disease of domestic and wild animals is caused by tick-borne protozoa in the genera of Theileria and Babesia. There was limited information available about the prevalence of piroplasmosis in ticks in China. To assess potential threat of piroplasmosis in China, we investigated the infections of ovine and bovine Babesia and Theileria species in ticks collected from cattle, yaks, sheep, horses and camels in several regions of China where tick-borne diseases have been reported. A total of 652 ticks were collected from the animals in 6 provinces of China...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351721/a-rapid-simple-and-sensitive-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-method-to-detect-anaplasma-bovis-in-sheep-and-goats-samples
#9
Jinhong Wang, Yan Zhang, Yanyan Cui, Yaqun Yan, Xiaoxing Wang, Rongjun Wang, Fuchun Jian, Longxian Zhang, Changshen Ning
A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) technique has been widely used in detecting the nucleic acid of various pathogenic bacteria. In this study, a set of four LAMP primers was designed to specifically test Anaplasma bovis. The LAMP assay was performed at 62°C for 60min in a water bath. The specificity was confirmed by amplifying A. bovis isolate, while no cross reaction was observed with other five pathogens (Anaplasma bovis, Anaplasma phagocytophilum, Theileria luwenshuni, Babesia motasi and Schistosoma japonicum)...
March 25, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335825/canine-tick-borne-diseases-in-pet-dogs-from-romania
#10
Martin O Andersson, Conny Tolf, Paula Tamba, Mircea Stefanache, Jonas Waldenström, Gerhard Dobler, Lidia Chițimia-Dobler
BACKGROUND: Tick-borne diseases are of substantial concern worldwide for animals as well as humans. Dogs have been a human companion for millennia, and their significant impact on human life renders disease in dogs to be of great concern. Tick-borne diseases in dogs represent a substantial diagnostic challenge for veterinarians in that clinical signs are often diffuse and overlapping. In addition, co-infections with two or more pathogens enhance this problem further. Molecular methods are useful to disentangle co-infections and to accurately describe prevalence and geographical distribution of tick-borne diseases...
March 23, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316415/molecular-and-pathological-studies-on-natural-cases-of-bovine-theileriosis
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Anamika Gupta, Kuldip Gupta, Geeta Devi Leishangthem, Mandeep Singh Bal, N K Sood, Amarjit Singh
The present communication is a part of study conducted on 32 cases of bovine lymphadenopathies. Out of which, six cases of bovine theileriosis were diagnosed on the basis of peripheral blood smear examination and gross lesions in lymph nodes and visceral organs. Nested PCR using two primer sets N516/N517 and 14136/294 was conducted on samples collected from affected lymph nodes confirms Theileria annulata infection in five out of six cases. Sequencing analysis of amplified product showed 92, 94 and 93 % homology of isolate TH1_Bovine, TH2_Bovine and THEN_Bovine for T...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316407/theileria-annulata-induced-brisket-oedema-in-a-bull-and-its-successful-treatment
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B Sudhakara Reddy, S Sivajothi
In the present case, jugular vein engorgement and oedema of the brisket region which mimic the signs of pseudopericarditis due to theileriosis in a bull was reported. An adult Ongole crossbred bull with history of weakness, anorexia and oedema at brisket region was referred to Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary Science, Proddatur. Physical examination revealed the presence of ticks over the body, right and left prescapular lymphadenopathy and oedema at brisket region. Blood examination revealed the presence of piroplasms in erythrocytes, schizont in lymphocytes, anaemia and lymphopenia...
March 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288762/horses-infected-by-piroplasms-different-from-babesia-caballi-and-theileria-equi-species-identification-and-risk-factors-analysis-in-italy
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Stefania Zanet, Marina Bassano, Anna Trisciuoglio, Ivo Taricco, Ezio Ferroglio
Equine Piroplasmosis (EP) caused by Theileria equi and Babesia caballi is a disease affecting the health and the international movement of horses. In order to assess prevalence of Piroplasmid infection in the Northwestern part of Italy and to evaluate the associated risk factors, whole blood was collected from 135 horses from 7 different stables across the study area. PCR and sequencing were used to assess prevalence of infection and to identify detected Piroplasms to species level. A total of 23 horses (P=17...
March 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286324/effects-of-dihydroorotate-dehydrogenase-dhodh-inhibitors-on-the-growth-of-theileria-equi-and-babesia-caballi-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Ketsarin Kamyingkird, Shinuo Cao, Bumduuren Tuvshintulga, Akram Salama, Ahmed Abdelmoniem Mousa, Artemis Efstratiou, Yoshifumi Nishikawa, Naoaki Yokoyama, Ikuo Igarashi, Xuenan Xuan
Theileria equi and Babesia caballi are the causative agents of equine piroplasmosis (EP), which affects equine production in various parts of the world. However, a safe and effective drug is not currently available for treatment of EP. Dihydroorotate dehydrogenase (DHODH) is the fourth enzyme in the de novo pyrimidine synthesis pathway and has been known as a novel drug target for several apicomplexan protozoan parasites. In this study, we evaluated four DHODH inhibitors; atovaquone (ATV), leflunomide (LFN), brequinar (Breq), and 7-hydroxy-5-[1,2,4] triazolo [1,5,a] pyrimidine (TAZ) on the growth of T...
May 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286144/characterization-of-theileria-equi-genotypes-in-horses-in-israel-the-palestinian-authority-and-jordan
#15
Dafna Ketter-Ratzon, Sharon Tirosh-Levy, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Tal Saar, Lara Qura'n, Doni Zivotofsky, Ziad Abdeen, Gad Baneth, Amir Steinman
Equine theileriosis caused by Theileria equi is endemic in the Middle East, where it causes a severe disease as well as widespread subclinical infection. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diversity of T. equi genotypes in Israel and the neighboring Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Blood samples from 355 horses from Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan were tested for the prevalence of T. equi DNA. Two hundred and fourteen (60%) were found positive for T. equi infection by PCR. Of those, the 18S rRNA (1458bp) and the EMA-1 (745bp) genes of T...
March 4, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285591/black-backed-jackals-canis-mesomelas-are-natural-hosts-of-babesia-rossi-the-virulent-causative-agent-of-canine-babesiosis-in-sub-saharan-africa
#16
Barend L Penzhorn, Ilse Vorster, Robert F Harrison-White, Marinda C Oosthuizen
BACKGROUND: Babesia rossi, which is transmitted by Haemaphysalis spp. and is highly virulent to domestic dogs, occurs only in sub-Saharan Africa. Since dogs are not native to the region, it has been postulated that the natural host of B. rossi is an indigenous African canid. Although various attempts at artificial infection indicated that black-backed jackals (Canis mesomelas) could become subclinically infected with B. rossi, data on occurrence of B. rossi in free-ranging jackals was lacking...
March 13, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281774/parasites-of-domestic-and-wild-animals-in-south-africa-l-ixodid-ticks-infesting-horses-and-donkeys
#17
Ivan G Horak, Heloise Heyne, Ali Halajian, Shalaine Booysen, Willem J Smit
The aim of the study was to determine the species spectrum of ixodid ticks that infest horses and donkeys in South Africa and to identify those species that act as vectors of disease to domestic livestock. Ticks were collected opportunistically from 391 horses countrywide by their owners or grooms, or by veterinary students and staff at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria. Ticks were also collected from 76 donkeys in Limpopo Province, 2 in Gauteng Province and 1 in North West province...
February 28, 2017: Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249769/rapid-diagnosis-of-theileria-annulata-by-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-combined-with-a-lateral-flow-strip-lf-rpa-in-epidemic-regions
#18
Fangyuan Yin, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Youquan Li, Jianxun Luo, Guiquan Guan, Hong Yin
Rapid and accurate diagnosis of Theileria annulata infection contributes to the formulation of strategies to eradicate this parasite. A simple and efficient diagnostic tool, recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) combined with a lateral flow (LF) strip, was used in detection of Theileria and compared to other methods that require expensive instruments and skilled personnel. Herein, we established and optimized an LF-RPA method to detect the cytochrome b gene of T. annulata mitochondrial DNA from experimentally infected and field-collected blood samples...
February 21, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231338/genes-encoding-two-theileria-parva-antigens-recognized-by-cd8-t-cells-exhibit-sequence-diversity-in-south-sudanese-cattle-populations-but-the-majority-of-alleles-are-similar-to-the-muguga-component-of-the-live-vaccine-cocktail
#19
Diaeldin A Salih, Roger Pelle, Joram M Mwacharo, Moses N Njahira, Wani L Marcellino, Henry Kiara, Agol K Malak, Abdel Rahim M El Hussein, Richard Bishop, Robert A Skilton
East Coast fever (ECF), caused by Theileria parva infection, is a frequently fatal disease of cattle in eastern, central and southern Africa, and an emerging disease in South Sudan. Immunization using the infection and treatment method (ITM) is increasingly being used for control in countries affected by ECF, but not yet in South Sudan. It has been reported that CD8+ T-cell lymphocytes specific for parasitized cells play a central role in the immunity induced by ITM and a number of T. parva antigens recognized by parasite-specific CD8+ T-cells have been identified...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188085/species-of-ticks-and-carried-pathogens-in-owned-dogs-in-spain-results-of-a-one-year-national-survey
#20
Agustín Estrada-Peña, Xavier Roura, Angel Sainz, Guadalupe Miró, Laia Solano-Gallego
This study presents the results of a national survey in Spain on the distribution of ticks on owned dogs, their phenology and the associated pathogens over one year. In the study, 1628 adult ticks were collected on 660 dogs presented to 26 veterinary practices, of which 507 dogs (76.8%) carried at least one adult tick. The primary species of ticks were Rhipicephalus sanguineus s.l. (53%), Dermacentor reticulatus (9%), Ixodes ricinus (9%), and I. hexagonus (4%). Parasitism by two species of these ticks was rare...
February 3, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
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